Tony Vallone Death – Dead | Obituary – Passed Away
Tony Vallone Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Tony Vallone.
Condolences to the Vallone family after the loss of this sweet and generous man. Donna and Tony are a friend to so many of our community’s nonprofits. Many people only see a fancy restaurant and glamorous guests but behind the scenes Tony’s has shared their bounty to help people in need. We will miss his kind heart.
Tony Vallone, whose namesake fine-dining restaurant in the Galleria area set the tone for elegance and polished style in the industry in Texas for half a century, has died, his publicist said.
“I’ve lost the love of my life and best friend, but I will continue Tony’s legacy,” his wife Donna Vallone said in statement. Donna had been at his side, in life and in running the restaurant, for 36 years.
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Tony Vallone, famed Houston restaurateur, has been a friend of Houston Children’s Charity, our special children and the entire community for many, many years.
His generosity and HUGE heart will never be forgotten. Heaven received a special Angel today.
Our heartfelt love and prayers go out to Donna and the family.
My heart hurts from the passing of a dear friend. Tony Vallone was not only the Premier Houston restauranteur for 55 years, he was also passionate about bringing Italian cuisine and its history to his guests. Every meal was an experience, with Tony always greeting you and sharing his latest creation. This photo is from a YouTube video he did with me about making healthy choices while dining out. I will miss his gentle ways and his love of good food, wine, his family and the City of Houston. May he Rest In Peace.
It is with great sadness that we share the news that Tony Vallone, a restaurant legend and our weekly host for over a decade, passed away early this morning of natural causes. Our deepest condolences go out to Donna Vallone, the entire Vallone family, and the Tony’s restaurant staff. He will be missed tremendously.
Details on a memorial service and memoriam donations will be announced at a later date.
Tony Vallone started his restaurant business in 1965 with a small pasta and seafood restaurant on Sage. Over his 55 years of mastering the Italian flavors, he was one of Houston’s top restauranteurs, providing his guests a world-class dining experience. Mr. Vallone was a consummate professional, a perfectionist, and a friendly and fascinating conversationalist. Mr. Vallone most recently share the story of his career in the Houston restaurant industry and the many interesting things that happened along the way with our club last November – including some interesting stories about his having served seven sitting U.S. Presidents. Godspeed, Mr. Vallone. Rest in peace eternal.
We are still working on getting more details about the death, as a family statement on the death is yet to be released.